Affiliate Events

College Art Association Annual Conference

February 10-13, 2021

The College Art Association of America (CAA) is the principal organization in the United States for professionals in the visual arts, from students to art historians to emeritus faculty. Founded in 1911, it “promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.” CAA currently has individual members across the United States and internationally; and institutional members, such as libraries, academic departments, and museums located in the United States. The organization’s programs, standards and guidelines, advocacy, intellectual engagement, and commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners, align with its broad and diverse membership.

CAA holds its Annual Conference in February every year. The conference moves to different cities each year, returning to New York every other year. Cities that have hosted the CAA Annual Conference include, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and other major American cities. Between four and six thousand members attend each year, depending on the location. The convention is the largest and most important of the year for makers and interpreters of visual art and visual culture. The conference typically includes more than 300 panels and sessions examining a wide array of topics and issues in the art world. This year, the conference is being held virtually.

Visit the CAA website for more information.

Spotlight Cinema

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema series returns this winter with an extended film series in 2021.  With online screenings of critically acclaimed and award-winning films from around the world, these will be available for viewing beginning in February.

Spotlight Cinema screenings are free for MMoCA members, and prices vary for nonmembers. Become an MMoCA member today for free access to the entire Spotlight Cinema lineup, and enjoy many other great benefits throughout the year!

Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King, and is a program of MMoCA’s education department. Funding for the series has been provided by maiahaus, Venture Investors, LLC, and an anonymous donor.

Films will be available starting at 7 p.m. the night of the screening, and will be available to view for a week. Please check back here soon for a link to purchase tickets.

Keep an eye on MMoCA’s website and social media channels for details on the complete Spotlight Cinema lineup.

Inclusion and Place:
Planning and Design for the 21st Century American City

Edna Ledesma,
Assistant Professor, Planning and Landscape Architecture Department, UW-Madison

Saturday, February 6, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM CST
Meeting URL will be sent after registration

Professor Ledesma’s presentation explores how inclusion in the planning process can build a more pluralistic 21st century city. Drawing from her research, she discusses a collaborative project between academic institutions and local stakeholders that explored the potential restoration of an eight-mile abandoned rail corridor into a new city place designed to address health, mobility, and economic development.

$10 for public, Free for Friends of the Garden

Website (more information and registration)